Veterans Day homecoming in Minnesota

It will be a Veterans Day to remember for the families of some soldiers in Minnesota's Army National Guard who have been serving overseas. The Associated Press reports that 18 of the soldiers in the 147th Human Resources Company are returning home this Veterans Day.
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It will be a Veterans Day to remember for the families of some soldiers in Minnesota's Army National Guard who have been serving overseas. The Associated Press reports that 18 of the soldiers in the 147th Human Resources Company are returning home this Veterans Day. They have been stationed in Kuwait and Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom since last year.

Another 27 soldiers from their company are scheduled to return next month.

KARE 11 has a list of businesses in Minnesota offering veterans and active duty military freebies and discounts this weekend.

Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Amy Klobuchar were among the speakers at a Veterans Day program in Inver Grove Heights on Sunday. Click here, for a list of events throughout Minnesota.

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